Thinking about what is actually cluttering the moment, two distinctive groups of things come to mind.
The first group of things cluttering the moment consists of ideas and beliefs. In many instances these were brought with us from our past. Yet if we give ourselves time to reflect, we may discover we have either outgrown them or forgotten why we have carried them for so long.
It is quite usual to hang onto habits and ways of thinking, even if they are now meaningless to us. Maybe we think they give structure to our life, or someone else feels that should be the case for us.
Letting go of these things cluttering the moment can give us the internal space, and energy, to embrace beliefs and concepts more attuned to our present way of being. We might actually prefer to not fill the newly freed space immediately, but rather enjoy a few minutes of emptiness or freedom, for want of another word.
The second group of items cluttering the moment is made up of the physical bits and bobs we all tend to accumulate, only to find over time their usefulness fails to live up to their initially perceived value.
Rubbish cluttering the moment also could be included in this group. Dealing with these items is usually quite easy. Setting aside a specific period of time to throw away these things – and actually following up our desire to do it – will provide us with a sense of clearing the cluttering.
For now, as you perhaps start to ponder what you are prepared to do in terms of clearing what is cluttering the moment, let me pause here.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).